Maryland Delegate Stephen Lafferty [D]

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MDHB192PassEstablishing the Task Force to Study Bicycle Safety on Maryland Highways; providing for the composition, chair, and staffing of the Task Force; requiring the Task Force to study and make recommendations on specified issues related to bicycle safety o...
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2017-05-27
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 835
MDHB212PassProhibiting a consumer reporting agency from charging a consumer a fee for placing a security freeze if the consumer has not previously requested the placement of a security freeze from the consumer reporting agency; and altering the contents of a sp...
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2017-05-27
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 827
MDHB467PassRequiring a contractor or subcontractor awarded a specified contract for a specified construction project that receives specified funding from the State capital budget to be affiliated with, and to use apprentices from, an apprenticeship program that...
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2017-05-27
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 782
MDHB523PassRequiring a person to have an appropriate license whenever the person acts in the State as an electronic nicotine delivery systems manufacturer, retailer, vape shop vendor, wholesaler distributor, or wholesaler importer; providing for specified appli...
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2017-05-27
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 814
MDHB504PassProhibiting a specified marketer from knowingly selling or providing electric switches, electric relays, and gas valve switches that contain mercury to a consumer on or after October 1, 2018; establishing specified penalties for specified violations;...
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2017-05-27
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 809
MDHB617PassClarifying that units of local government with planning and zoning authority may adopt specified forest conservation thresholds and afforestation and reforestation requirements as part of its local forest conservation program that are more stringent ...
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2017-05-27
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 795
MDHB602PassAuthorizing, on or after January 1, 2018, the administration of specified antimicrobial drugs to cattle, swine, or poultry if, in the professional judgment of a licensed veterinarian, the administration is necessary for specified purposes; prohibitin...
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2017-05-27
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 787
MDHB631PassProhibiting a manufacturer or wholesale distributor from engaging in price gouging in the sale of an essential off-patent or generic drug; establishing that it is not a violation of a specified provision of the Act for a wholesale distributor to incr...
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2017-05-27
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 818
MDHB680PassExtending from 5 years to 20 years the length of time that student data and workforce data used by the Maryland Longitudinal Data System is limited to being linked beyond the date of latest attendance in any educational institution in the State; proh...
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2017-05-27
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 791
MDHB898PassProhibiting a person from making a coordinated expenditure in excess of specified limits or making a donation to a person for the purpose of furthering a coordinated expenditure in excess of specified limits; prohibiting a candidate or political part...
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2017-05-27
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 852
MDHB436VetoAuthorizing the Baltimore County Board of License Commissioners to transfer, convert, and issue a specified license for an establishment that is at least 100 feet away from a place of worship under specified circumstances and subject to specified res...
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2017-05-26
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDHB395VetoRequiring the State Department of Education to report to specified committees of the General Assembly on or before October 1, 2017, on methodologies to set child care subsidy reimbursement rates in the Child Care Subsidy Program; and requiring the re...
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2017-05-26
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDHB702VetoAuthorizing a secured party to petition a circuit court for leave to immediately commence an action to foreclose a mortgage or deed of trust on residential property if the property is vacant and abandoned under specified circumstances; requiring a se...
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2017-05-26
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDHB11PassProhibiting a person from causing a diesel-powered motor vehicle to emit clearly visible smoke, soot, or other exhaust emissions onto another person or motor vehicle; and providing for the application of the Act.
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2017-05-25
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 697
MDHB290PassRequiring the Maryland Transportation Authority, on or before December 31 each year, to submit a specified report to the Governor and specified committees of the General Assembly on the procurement and implementation of the Third Generation-Electroni...
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2017-05-25
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 719
MDHB587PassDefining "veteran" and altering the definition of "veteran-owned small business enterprise" for the purpose of specified provisions of law relating to the structure of a unit's procurement procedures; and authorizing specified penalties to be applied...
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2017-05-25
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 708
MDHB1VetoRequiring employers with 15 or more employees to provide employees with earned sick and safe leave that is paid at the same wage rate as the employee normally earns; requiring employers with 14 or fewer employees to provide unpaid earned sick and saf...
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2017-05-25
Vetoed by the Governor (Policy)
MDHB270PassRequiring the Department of the Environment, in consultation with the State Department of Education, the Department of General Services, and Maryland Occupational Safety and Health, to adopt regulations, under specified circumstances, to require peri...
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2017-05-04
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 386
MDHB557PassProhibiting a county or municipality from issuing a grading or building permit until the developer submits a grading and sediment control plan approved by the Department of the Environment if the property that is the subject of the permit is, or is i...
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2017-05-04
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 371
MDHB773PassRequiring the Power Plant Research Program to conduct a study of regulatory reforms and market incentives that may be necessary or beneficial to increase the use of energy storage devices in the State; requiring the Program to consult with specified ...
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2017-05-04
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 382
MDHB1063PassEstablishing the Maryland Healthy Soils Program to increase biological activity and carbon sequestration in the State's soils by promoting practices based on emerging soil science; requiring the Department of Agriculture to provide incentives, includ...
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2017-05-04
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 373
MDHB384PassAltering the definition of "eligible costs" as it relates to projects that receive funding from the Bay Restoration Fund to include any wastewater facility upgrade to enhanced nutrient removal, as determined by the Department of the Environment; etc.
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2017-05-04
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 369
MDHB255PassRequiring a specified health care provider to provide a victim of sexual assault with written information describing the laws and policies governing the testing, preservation, and disposal of a sexual assault evidence collection kit; requiring a hosp...
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2017-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 159
MDHB418PassRequiring the State Department of Education to conduct a specified analysis regarding the Child Care Subsidy Program beginning in 2017 and every 2 years thereafter; requiring the Department to consult with specified entities before conducting a speci...
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2017-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 209
MDHB429PassEstablishing that evidence of physical resistance by a victim is not required to prove that a sexual crime was committed; establishing that a specified provision of the Act may not be construed to affect the admissibility of evidence of actual physic...
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2017-04-18
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 163
MDHB159EngrossAltering a specified exception relating to law enforcement officers to the prohibition on carrying specified weapons on public school property; prohibiting the carrying or possession of specified firearms on the property of public institutions of hig...
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2017-04-10
Senators Smith, Brochin, and Norman
MDHB381EngrossProhibiting a train or light engine used in connection with the movement of freight from being operated in the State unless it has at least two crew members; establishing penalties for specified violations; prohibiting a county or municipal corporati...
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2017-04-10
Second Reading Passed
MDHB428EngrossAuthorizing a court, under specified circumstances, to terminate the parental rights of an individual convicted of or found to have committed an act of nonconsensual sexual conduct against the other parent that resulted in the conception of a child; ...
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2017-04-10
Senators Smith, Zirkin, and Hough
MDHB1040IntroAuthorizing the creation of a State Debt not to exceed $30,000, the proceeds to be used as a grant to the Board of Directors of the Towson High School Sports Booster Club, Inc. and the Board of Education of Baltimore County for the acquisition, plann...
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2017-04-10
Unfavorable Report by Appropriations
MDHB1515IntroAltering requirements for a specified final loss mitigation affidavit; altering the timeline for filing an action to foreclose a mortgage or deed of trust on residential property; requiring a specified notice of intent to foreclose to be accompanied ...
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2017-04-10
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDHB1443EngrossRequiring the Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Cannabis Commission to conduct wide-ranging specified outreach to small, minority, and women business owners and entrepreneurs that may have an interest in applying for specified medical cannabis-related licen...
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2017-04-10
Motion vote previous question (Delegate B. Barnes) Adopted (84-51)
MDHB271PassRepealing the requirement that a specified percentage of operating costs for specified public transit services must be recovered by the Maryland Transit Administration from specified revenues; altering the content of specified annual performance repo...
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2017-04-06
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 24
MDHB924PassProhibiting the Department of Natural Resources from reducing or altering the boundaries of specified oyster sanctuaries until the Department develops a fisheries management plan for the scientific management of the oyster stock following completion ...
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2017-04-06
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 27
MDHB1083PassEstablishing the Family Planning Program in the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to ensure the continuity of family planning services in the State; requiring the Program to provide family planning services to specified individuals through spec...
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2017-04-06
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 28
MDHB1118EngrossAuthorizing the Department of Natural Resources to allow under a permit for roadside tree care the maintenance or removal of a tree to eliminate a hazard, to enable necessary roadway improvements, and for locally zoned development and land use requir...
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2017-04-06
Hearing 4/06 at 1:00 p.m. (Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs)
MDHB1325PassProhibiting a person from engaging in the hydraulic fracturing of a well for the exploration or production of oil or natural gas in the State; repealing a provision of law that requires the Department of the Environment to adopt specified regulations...
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2017-04-04
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 13
MDHB1284EngrossAuthorizing the Department of Natural Resources to authorize an Aquaculture Enterprise Zone and a submerged land lease located within 300 feet of the mean high watermark of the shoreline of property designated by the United states Secretary of the In...
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2017-04-04
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB496IntroAltering the definitions of "community association" and "nuisance" for purposes of specified provisions of law authorizing community associations to seek judicial relief for nuisance abatement in Baltimore County; repealing a provision of law requiri...
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2017-04-03
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDHB692IntroEstablishing the School Emergency Air-Conditioning Fund as a special, nonlapsing fund; specifying the purpose of the Fund is to provide grants to public primary and secondary schools in the State to install air conditioning; requiring the Interagency...
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2017-03-31
Unfavorable Report by Appropriations; Withdrawn
MDHB909EngrossEstablishing the Maryland Health Insurance Coverage Protection Commission to monitor and assess the impact of potential and actual federal changes to specified health care programs and to provide recommendations for State and local action to protect ...
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2017-03-29
To Senate Finance Committee
MDHB1209EngrossExpanding the services to be provided by specified sexual assault crisis programs; specifying criteria for receiving specified grant funding; requiring the Governor to include a minimum of $3,000,000 each fiscal year in the State budget; authorizing ...
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2017-03-29
To Senate Budget and Taxation Committee
MDHB614IntroRequiring that when an appointing authority of a unit in the State Personnel Management System appoints an employee to a position in the skilled service or the professional service, the Secretary of Budget and Management shall require that the pay ra...
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2017-03-27
Unfavorable Report by Appropriations; Withdrawn
MDHB172EngrossStating that the Act seeks to deconcentrate poverty by providing opportunities for tenants utilizing public subsidies to live in neighborhoods other than the neighborhoods in which they are currently and disproportionately residing; expanding the hou...
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2017-03-21
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB1362EngrossProviding that an official of State government or a local government is immune from criminal and civil liability for refusing to provide information to the federal government or another state that will be used for specified purposes; stating it is th...
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2017-03-21
To Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
MDHB656EngrossProviding a specified exception to an exemption from specified taxes, user charges, and utility fees relating to stormwater for property owned by a county; exempting a public college or university or a local school system from being charged a stormwa...
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2017-03-20
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB1472IntroRequiring the governing body of Baltimore County to grant a property tax credit against the county property tax imposed on a dwelling owned by a homeowner who is at least 65 years old under specified circumstances; providing for the calculation of, e...
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2017-03-20
Unfavorable Report by Ways and Means
MDHB1516IntroRequiring the Maryland Health Care Commission, on or before December 31, 2017, to research and evaluate public and private health record and payment clearing houses, develop standards, determine specified information, and report its recommendations a...
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2017-03-18
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations; Withdrawn
MDHB466IntroAltering the prevailing wage law to apply to specified structures or works constructed with specified bond proceeds in tax increment financing development districts established under State or local law; and applying the Act only to a contract execute...
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2017-03-17
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB468IntroApplying the prevailing wage law to specified construction contracts on property where the State or a political subdivision of the State is the owner and the State or political subdivision leases, or plans to lease, the property or a portion of the p...
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2017-03-17
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB779IntroAltering the contents of the criteria developed by the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation for counties to consider when determining whether a property qualifies for the Critical Farms Program to include other benefits attributable to ...
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2017-03-14
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
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